Barbra Joan Streisand

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On her follow-up to the comeback album Stoney End, Barbra Streisand tried to do for or to Carole King what she had done the last time around with Laura Nyro, to redo her material in a similar manner and essentially hijack it while providing a big jump in songwriter royalties, of course. This was not so easy to do in the case of "Beautiful," "Where You Lead," and "You've Got a Friend," however, since, unlike the Nyro songs, by the time Streisand got to these tunes, they were already on King's own chart-topping album, Tapestry. Nevertheless, Streisand, who after all is a much more powerful singer than King, did them well and even eked out a Top 40 single on "Where You ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
On her follow-up to the comeback album Stoney End, Barbra Streisand tried to do for or to Carole King what she had done the last time around with Laura Nyro, to redo her material in a similar manner and essentially hijack it while providing a big jump in songwriter royalties, of course. This was not so easy to do in the case of "Beautiful," "Where You Lead," and "You've Got a Friend," however, since, unlike the Nyro songs, by the time Streisand got to these tunes, they were already on King's own chart-topping album, Tapestry. Nevertheless, Streisand, who after all is a much more powerful singer than King, did them well and even eked out a Top 40 single on "Where You Lead." And the album contained other gems, such as a delicate reading of John Lennon's "Love" a take on his "Mother" was far less successful and the only recording of "I Mean to Shine," written by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, soon to launch Steely Dan. Streisand was not able to make the final transition into the pop
ock realm for the simple reason that she wasn't a writer, but she had spent a career making other people's songs her own, and she was as effective doing that here as she had been on very different material in the '60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972458922
  • Catalog Number: 724589
  • Sales rank: 9,662

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Barbra Streisand Primary Artist, Vocals
Lincoln Mayorga Piano
Donald Fagen Organ
Billy Preston Organ
Nickey Barclay Piano
Mike Deasy Sr. Guitar, Electric Guitar
Fanny Background Vocals
Clydie King Background Vocals
Gene Page Conductor
Jim Price Horn
Eric Weissberg Guitar
June Millington Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Jim Keltner Drums
Louie Shelton Guitar
Jim Gordon Drums
Hal Blaine Drums
Gene Cipriano Clarinet, Oboe
Nick DeCaro Piano
Oma Drake Background Vocals
Venetta Fields Background Vocals
Dick Hazard Conductor
Bobby Keys Horn
Larry Knechtel Bass, Bass Guitar
Sherlie Mathews Background Vocals
Hugh McCracken Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Jean Millington Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar
Larry Muhoberac Piano
John Osborne Bass, Bass Guitar
Jean Page Conductor
Richard Perry Organ, Percussion, Piano, Tambourine, Pipe organ
Michel Rubini Piano
John Uribe Guitar
Alice de Buhr Percussion, Drums
Joe Osborn Bass, Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Fanny Arranger
Gene Page Arranger
Nick DeCaro Arranger
Dick Hazard Arranger
Sy Mitchell Engineer
Jean Page Arranger
Richard Perry Producer
Ken Welch Arranger
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding Again

    Album was terrific got me through many a night at college going to sleep by Barbara

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